In the article Ted Knaak at Certainty 3D explains that their free TopoPlanner software is now a web app. This solves the problem for those who are not allowed to download and install software on their desktops.
TopoPlanner is a very easy to use product for accurately laying out scan positions and control survey networks. It can also be used to estimate schedule and cost for static laser scanning projects. Thanks to the Certainty 3D team for making this available.